The major focal point of natural beauty in Oyster Pond is the pond itself – which is actually a natural harbor. If you can pull yourself away from the shore, you'll find a breathtaking butterfly farm, a fun zoo, and a historic plantation all within easy reach.
Do you enjoy spending time under the open sky? You may be happy to find out that the area has several enjoyable nature preserves in and nearby.
Loterie Farm Nature Reserve is a great nature preserve located in Saint Martin, 3.3 mi. Northwest of central Oyster Pond. The park itself offers guests the ability to explore the natural wonder of Saint Martin's forest. The hiking trail is relatively short at two miles, though goes up steep inclines, through ruins, and twists and turns that lead to side trails that can make the hike a little longer. You will have the choice of hiking with or without a tour guide.
Adventurers wanting to locate a another great natural attraction will be interested in seeing places like Sint Maarten Marine Park. Proud of its aquatic heritage, Sint Maarten has established the entire coast as a protected area, placing restrictions in many of parts. While this does limit what activities you can participate in, it has encouraged marine life to thrive, making Sint Maarten Marine Park a great places for scuba diving and snorkeling.
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|Loterie Farm Nature Reserve||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Oyster Pond|
|Sint Maarten Marine Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||3.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central Oyster Pond|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||3.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central Oyster Pond|
Although most visitors to the area have heard about the beautiful coastline, those aren't the only way to enjoy the area's natural wonders. One such example is. It is located 10.8 mi. North of central Oyster Pond.
Guests can also spend some time in several parks, as well as a botanical garden nearby.
To surround yourself with beautiful tropical vegetation, you might want to visit The Butterfly Farm, which is located in Orient Bay, 1.8 mi. North of central Oyster Pond. If you are mystified by the tender and swift nature of the butterfly, then the Butterfly Farm is for you. Here, you can tour a tropical rainforest setting and interact with this creatures as they fly freely and often land right on the shoulders, hair, or hands of guests.
Another attraction in this category is Wathey Square. Set in the heart of town, Wathery Square is a bustling port, shopping center, and more that serves as the unofficial town center.
The parks and gardens you'll be able to find are summarized here:
|Emilio Wilson Historic Park||Park||3.1 mi. West of Central Oyster Pond|
|Seaside Nature Park||Park||4.4 mi. South West of Central Oyster Pond|
|The Butterfly Farm||Botanical Garden||1.8 mi. North of Central Oyster Pond|
|Wathey Square||Park||2.8 mi. South West of Central Oyster Pond|
If the idea of passing some time surrounded by animals sounds like fun, you should visit The Butterfly Farm. The farm offers guests the sight of hundreds of butterflies, caterpillars, and cocoons; offering visitors great opportunities for group photos and a good place for the children to have some fun. Guided tours educate guests about the evolutionary cycle of the butterfly, from an egg to the caterpillar, and finally the butterfly.
A second related venue is St. Maarten Zoo. Monkeys are a favorite at the St. Maarten Zoo, but other exhibited animals include birds and a host of mammals. The reptile and bat houses are not only educational, but a welcome reprieve from the hot sun, and a petting zoo is beloved by children of all ages.
Take a moment to read the table just below to learn more.
|St. Maarten Zoo||Zoo||2.2 mi. South West of Central Oyster Pond|
|The Butterfly Farm||Zoo||1.8 mi. North of Central Oyster Pond|
|Plantation||3.0 mi. West of Central Oyster Pond||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
Another fun idea is to go see some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Fully natural attractions like these in Oyster Pond are shown directly below.
|Bay||0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Oyster Pond|
|Harbour||Central Oyster Pond|
If you would prefer having more points of interest beyond just these, you might want to look at other locations. To read about other other attractions for Oyster Pond, go to this page.
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